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economy has been building the space program. two earlier launches failed, two others were aborted. last month north korea successfully launched a rocket as well. white house called the launch a cover. test ban to missile technology. >>> next week back in this country the state department will hold a welcoming ceremony for john kerry. he has been confirmed as the next secretary of state. the vote was 94-3 and john kerry was there. he could be sworn in as early as friday. no official date has been set. the governor of massachusetts says he will appoint a temporary successor to fill kerry's u.s. senate seat. >>> just about 45 minutes from now the senate will hold its first committee hearing on gun violence since the newtown school shooting. kyla campbell is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom. we are hearing gabrielle giffords will be a witness this morning. >> reporter: giffords is expected to give an opening statement but she won't be taking questions from the senate panel. several gun safety advocates are testifying today including giffords husband mark kelly. in the two years since s
jones starting next month above the 14,000 mark the presidents said our economy is poised to expand. >> 2013 can be a year of solid growth, more jobs and higher wages but that will only happen if we put a stop toself inflicted wounds in washington. >> and this morning the president once again called on congress to work together on a balanced approach to reduce the deficit and promote economic growth. he said businesses created 2.2 million jobs last year. he suggests economic reforms including reducing the cost of health care programs like medicare and closing loopholes in the tax code. >>> this is the first time in five-year that the dow closed above 14,000. it had dropped as low as 6600 in 2009, increased consumer confidence, manufacturing and auto sales are credited for the surge. >> we are moving in the right direction compared to a lot of other countries we are in a good position. >> the economy has improved. you can put the money in the bank but you earn no interest. >> economists say many prefer american investments because the european markets struggling and many conside
a satellite in the space. south korea is the fourth largest economy. two previous launches failed and two others were aborted. north korea successfully fired a rocket launch last month. the white house called the launch a cover to test banned missile technology. >>> the state department will hold a welcoming ceremony for john kerry who is confirmed by the senate as the next secretary of state. the vote was 94-3. he could be sworn in as early as friday. no official date has been set. the governor of massachusetts says he will opponent a temporary senator to fill his seat. >>> secretary clinton doesn't see herself getting into politics. she plans to focus on public service, speaking, and writing. she didn't rule out a run for the white house in 2016. whatever her decision he is healthy and ready. >>> later today police and volunteers will pass out crime prevention tips and resources to help business owners avoid scams. in the past, criminals have taken advantage of businesses by asking for money as part of the lunar new year tradition. >>> brentwood police have released two connections in t
...i mean, >>> stocks are lower after a report showed the u.s. economy unexpectedly contracted in the fourth quarter. the federal reserve took no new action after a two-day policy meeting but stood behind aggressive steps to try to reduce unemployment. the dow down 43. the nasdaq down 12. s&p 500 down five. >>> research in motion is changing its name to blackberry. that announcement made this morning. they also launched new phones, that will run on a better system that allows users to easily move in between applications. the phones go on sale in the u.s. in mid-march. the company's trading name will be changed to bbry. >>> watching videos on youtube could soon cost money. ad agents reporting that youtube plans to introduce paid subscriptions this spring. the first paid channels will reportedly cost between $1 and $5 a month. it's not clear which channels will be part of the paid subscriptions. youtube is also considering charging for access to live events as well as self-help or financial advice shows. >>> today on ktvu channel 2 news at 5 :00 -- a break in a case. kevin col
for the state is what it means. payment money may have come in early or it is new revenue because the economy is doing better. >> doesn't necessarily mean the rest of the budget will be better off. it could be. it could be worse off. it depends on the mix of those three factors i talked about. so i think it is to keep that in mind, you have to wait till may. >> analysts caution it is too soon to call it a trend. numbers will be firm in the spring. >>> ktvu crews have been in new orleans all week covering the 49ers road to the super bowl. they have been at the superdome, including the french quarter and bourbon street. but if you move east, it is a very different story. that is the lower 9th ward, devastated by hurricane katrina in 2005 and it is still struggling to recover 7 years later. the water stayed there for months. when it receded the neighborhood was filled with mud and sewage. 30 bodies were also found and thousands of people were left homeless. we went back to the lower 9th ward today and ktvu's ken wayne is in new orleans tonight with a look at the difference that just 4-1/2 miles
:45. great news on the economy is sending stocks to highs we've not seen in six years. ktvu's pam cook is in the newsroom now with the exciting news on wall street. good morning, pam. >> good morning. two good reports are getting credit for taking the dow up to new heights right from the opening today. british opening -- [opening bell] >> the dow has pulled back a little bit. but that's typical. the index will test a new level for a bit until investors and economists weigh in whether or not the momentum will continue. in the past week, the s&p 500 has been testing the 1500 mark, both seen as very good, positive signs on the economy. helping drive the numbers, this morning's jobs report indicates that the jobs market is recovering. slowly but recover. there's another good report on manufacturing that shows growth in the u.s. as well. now, the unimemployment rate did inch up -- unemployment rate did much up but analysts say that could be because more people are starting to look for work. so they are counted in those numbers again. >>> let's take a live look at the big board right now to
was in october of 2007, before the financial crisis rocked the economy. experts disagree, to some it's a number only and investors are feeling more o mystic and thus more willing to invest. the nasdaq is up 35 and the s&p 500 up 14. >>> one of the big reasons the dow was up is this morning's jobs report. according to the labor department, u.s. employers added 1 57,000 jobs in january and the unemployment rate was unchanged, at 7.9%. analysts say that could be because more people are starting toking look for work. january's report marks 35 consecutive months of job growth. >>> the attack on the u.s. embassy in turkey comes on the same day that john kerry stakes over as secretary of state. kerry will be sworn in at the state department this afternoon. before starting his new job, kerry made his farewell tour across massachusetts yesterday. he said he wanted to thank the people he's represented in the senate for 29 years. >>> and hillary clinton just gave her farewell speech to the state department this afternoon on her last day as secretary of state. this is video of clinton leaving home this mor
is washed out or disabled, the local economies are deaf stated by that. that's just, it can't happen any more. >> reporter: that's what it takes to take the devil out of devil's slide. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >> san francisco base path has agreed to pay almost a million dollars. the social networking application will pay $800,000 for allegedly collecting personal information from children without their parents consent. as part of the ftc settlement, path will launch a new privacy program and will get independent privacy assessments. >> apple is now the top maker of mobile phones in the united states overtaking samsung. research firm found apple shipped an estimated 17.7 million phones in the fourth quarter. that is a record 34% of market share. but averaged out for all of 2012 samsung is still number one. >> a chemical commonly found in plastic bottles may soon be added to california's list of harmful chemicals. a division of the states ago agency intends to add bpa to that list. if that does happen, manufacturers would be tried to place warning labels on products that contain ha
in u.s. home prices and signs of strength in europe's economy and strong earnings report also helping power the gains. taking a live look at the big board, the dow is back above 14,000, up 123. the nasdaq is also 44 and s&p up 17. >>> dell computers is going private with a deal worth more than $24 billion. the texas company will be acquired by dell founder and a private equity firm. microsoft is also taking part in the deal with a $2 billion loan. dell is the number 3 computermaker in the world but has been losing market share to competitors, including hp. >>> san francisco's two championship teams are battling it out on the links in pebble beach. the 49ers and giants are competing in a charity golf event. the giants' lineup features bruce bochy and matt cain and ryan vogelsong. the 9ers are being represented by brent jones, dwight howard, former players. >>> phil mickelson will attempt to tie amare's record at mental beach. last week, he moved past sam sneed and jack nicklaus for second on the all-time list. >>> singer chris brown could find himself in more trouble. the los angeles d
of the economy is showing strong growth and that's the stock market. the dow continued its january rise with a gain of 72 points today and it is now very close to hitting 14,000, the nasdaq dropped a fraction. patti lee live in san francisco where she learned what's driving the markets and why the bay area is looking better. >> reporter: it's starting to feel like bold times. just take a look at this ticker when was the last time it could make you smile. but with investors on the sideline and the dow down the bears are on the run for now. in san francisco, spending is making a come back. >> i do see a lot more people shopping. i see a lot more people traveling. the airport is pretty full. traffic is back on the freeways. >> reporter: dollars are also flooding the stock market. the dow is closing in on 14,000. a level it hasn't seen since 2007. and just last week the s & p hit a five year high. economists say the forces behind the run include growth in china. stability in europe and the postponement of physical cliff talks in the u.s. a ro bust housing market doesn't hurt either. >> i'm
the local economy and keeps everybody out there working. >> reporter: there's still tickets for tonight's pep rally it's $12 a person and it's just getting started. live in san francisco, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> pretty much seems like just about everyone in the bay area has 49er fever. even the restaurant chain panda express. more than 70 locations will get free orange chicken for anyone that walks in with their 49er gear. >>> a suicide bomber attacked the u.s. embassy in turkey. he died. the bomber is a known militant. state department officials say the embassy is heavily protected but is also due for an upgrade. >>> in mexico city the death toll from yesterday's explosion at the pemex headquarters rose to 23 today. rescuers are still looking for more possible victims. the head of pemex says it appears it was an accident although the cause has not been determined. and a spokesperson said most of the damage was too administrative offices. >> back here in the u.s., john kerry was officially sworn in today as secretary of state. kerry's wife and daughter attended the ceremony
of gas and that breaks down to 800 hours wasted. experts say this is a direct result that the economy is rebounding. good news there. the city that has the least congestion, pensacola, florida. that takes only a measly nine minutes to get to where you need to go. >> tara, thank you for the toss. i will take it from here. >>> traffic is moving along in some areas not so well, you know the drill. even though this is a 15 to 20- minute delay, i would still say it's a good excuse there are no problems on that span. so the total time you are looking at to get into san francisco, live time traffic 30 plus minutes. not that bad for the entire thing. trying to get up to the bay bridge in oakland, there was a crash 880 in san leandro. that's been cleared. very slow. that's also affecting the castro valley commute. if you want to use an alternate, i would say 580 all the way out to 980. it's. right now it's still pretty good. if you are going slow, i would say that's a decent alternate for you. the south bay commute still looks good. it has not become quite as heavy as it can be. you can see fo
leaves strongly that resolve on this issue is important to growing the economy. i think there is some reason to believe a consensus can, formed. it may be a narrow one and i think one of the main issues, what do the administration and the advocates want, take martin luther king's approach through civil rights reform, step-by-step or make compromises to get something done with the republicans or insist on everything and say, legislation, we will have an issue in the midterm election. that is one of the big issues. >> chris: you don't think the president and democrats would agree to decide the idea a lot of conservatives suggest of, enforcement and border security first? >> well, that is going to depend on the semantics and the structure, chris. enforcement, sure. i don't think many democrats -- not all democrats -- >> you do that before you move at all on the 11 million -- >> those are details, the question is, what is this timing and metrics used and yes, enforcement but, not saying there is no practical hope of having a permanent status. >> kevin, you saw the group, bipartisan, gang
on the deficit. to keep the u.s. economy on the upswing. >> for example, we need to lower the cost of health care and programs like medicare that are the biggest drivers of our deficit. without just passing the burden off to seniors. and these reforms must go hand in hand with eliminating excess spending in our tax code. >> the president said wealthy individuals and large corporations should not have access to tax look holes and deductions not available to average americans. >>> the white house released this video of president obama skeet shooting in camp david and it was taken in august and it was answering skeptics to those who thought he didn't know how to shoot. a tennessee woman says he respects the sport of hunting. and democrats are pushing for tougher gun control legislation in congress. >>> a first of its kind event in concord, today, was aimed at keeping student athletes healthy on the field and off. the volunteers from the medical center offered health screenings for students at delasalle high school. about 15 years ago, an athlete died of sudden heart failure during a basketball game.
recovery. it could weaken our economy. and it could cost us jobs. not just now, but in the future. >> as he has done in past, the president today called for a balanced approach that would eliminate tax loopholes for the wealthiest americans and large corporations. >>> meanwhile the white house released this photo of president obama skeet shooting at camp david. the photo was taken back in august, but was released to answer skeptics who doubted mr. obama knew how to shoot. a tbs congresswoman questioned mr. obama's statements that he enjoys the sport and respects the traditions of hunting. >>> in turkey police have confirmed the identity of the suicide bomber who attacked an american embassy. police released this security video the bomber moments before he ignited the bomb. the terrorist group that claim responsible for the bombing now calls him a martyr for the anti- american cause. the attack killed a security guard and seriously injured a journalist. >>> also in turkey police have arrested at least nine in connection with the disappearance and death of a new york woman. body of
and that's after tensions over the european economy led to a rough trading day. and in the east, hong kong had its worst trading day of the year and checking in on our numbers, our futures indicate a pretty good opening yesterday. downed day as the dow jones industrial average tests that 1400 level and s&p 500 is crossing back and forth at 1,500. markets had their worst day of the year so far. >>> time now for for a new -- for a new battle over marriage, this one divides the entire country. >>> two trucks went into the canal, stay tuned. . >>> well come a back, time now 5:23, a dramatic collision between two trucks, reportedly the driver of the red dodge had a problem and sent both trucks smashing through a chain link fence and they ended up on the edge of the canal. the trucks ended up under a ditch and they did not end up in the water. one driver had minor injuries and the other driver was not hurt at all. >>> well a director is being asked to make a movie about the newtown connecticut shootings. this movie project has upset a lot of people in ridgefield. they say they will reject permit
approved a one eighth sales tax in november. that helps us. the academy economy is coming back. >> he hopes to lead the supervisors. >> the nonprofit care sharing organization is expanding adding three wheelchair accessible mini vans in to its fleet. the organization received a grant to purchase the additional vehicles. >> it has allowed people to get away at an affordable price. it has allowed people to go and do things with their families when they've never had the opportunity to do it. >> these new vans can hold up to two people using wheelchairs and up to three more passengers. they're available to city share members. >>> animal college reporting a staggering number of bird deaths today. they say new research shows that cats kill between 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds a year even more small mammals. the estimates are much higher than previous estimates and could account for 15% of the total bird population. bird and cat lovers have clashed for years over outdoor cats being allowed to roam freely. >> part of a huge stash of gold coins in nevada will hit the auction block before a san ra
the economy by keeping a federal key interest rate near zero. checking in on our numbers and where we start the day. dow jones pretty good day yesterday after some good economic reports coming in up 72.5 points. s & p also hanging on to that 1500 level. and right now the futures are mixed we'll get a better look as we get close tour the opening bell. >>> also facebook reports after the closing bell today. keep an eye on amazon stock this morning. it jumped more than 9% in premarket trade trading after quarterly products. but revenue was up 22% for the period that includes the holidays. amazon stock up 45% of all of last year. it's up 4% so far this year. >>> time now 5:21. when it comes to the super bowl, you can bet almost anything the most outrageous super bowl bets from beyonces hair to which could end up breaking the law. >>> time now 5:24. facebook will release its fourth quarter evenings after today's closing bell. a lot of analysts are expected to see strong growth. facebook has been focusing on new mobile ad campaigns that could help boost its own bottom line. experts say facebook's
,688 vehicles were reported missing last year. that is an increase of 17%. investigators say the economy is at least partly to blame. we took these pictures in pleasanton. it was one of the city east hardest hit. thefts there are up 23%. >>> new information on the deadly explosion of mexico's main oil company. dozens of ambulances rushed to the offices of pemex. just within the past hour, authorities said the death toll has increased to 25 with more than 100 others injured. another 30 people with apparently trapped in the debris. the explosion happened in the basement of a parking garage one official with an ambulance company said the blast was caused by a gas leak. pemex is a state owned company with more than $100 billion in annual sales. >>> now to our super bowl coverage, much of the 49er organization spent today apologizing for those home phobic remarks made by a defensive back. mark ibanez is live and tell us the remarks may have become a major distraction for the team, mark -- >> reporter: no question about it. i just landed here a couple of hours ago, you kind of hit the ground r
. koch was credited with reviving new york city's economy in the 1970s after a crushing financial crisis. current mayor called koch today new york's most tireless, fearless and guileless civil crusader. >> dell is reportedly in talks to go private. and if the deal goes through the company would be sold to a group led by its own founder and ceo and private equity firm. the sale could top $24 billion. analysts say becoming private would allow the company to make itself over as a one stop shop for corporate technology needs away from public scrutiny. >>> it was a long time coming but right now in san francisco fans of the gold dust lounge are celebrating that famous bar reopens. >> to declare this gold dust lounge day here in san francisco. to the tune of an old time band and a mayoral proclamation it reopened in its new fisherman's wharf location. it moved there after a bitter fight with its landlord. the gold rush theme bar makes its comeback just in time for the 49ers return to the super bowl. mayor ed lee plans to stop by. >> you can see the crowds here. we love our traditional bars, ta
listening to vice- president joseph biden and they are talking about the economy certainly suffering the same thing we are suffering in the united states and right now all the european markets are down and this is part of his european trip and later he will travel to meet with the british prime minister. >> and president barack obama is pushing for gun safety proposal and as kyla campbell reports from our washington d.c. newsroom, the president got some help with the super bowl ad last night. >> reporter: not everybody saw that ad, it only aired in specific markets, mayors against specific legal guns... let's listen. >> the nra supported background checks... >> reporter: they were speaking to lawmakers in 1999 and at that time he said there should be background checks at every sale every gun show, but now he says it will lead to a national registry and president barack obama's critics say it could lead to taxes on guns or to confess sayings. -- confiscation. over he weekend, the white house released -- over the weekend the white house released this picture of president barack obama d
that the economy is rebounding. they say you can't expect the traffic to get -- you can expect the traffic to get worse. now coming up we will tell you about what city has the least amount of congestion and we will tell you, it is not anywhere in the state of california. tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> all right, well our time is now 6:37, let's check on traffic. >> i don't think anything goes well with that color. now that we have cleared that up let's take a look at the commute and we are talking about the traffic and i know you probably heard that report and said it is bad. today on 880 westbound, it is a little bit slow coming from richmond to berkeley and the drive time on the bay bridge plaza is up to about 12 minutes and then if you are counting another 8 to 10 minutes on the bridge, so we are looking at the better part of the hour unless you are using the carpool lane by the way we checked with bart and bart is moving along well in and out of the city. 580 traffic is busy and this traffic time between hayward and fremont is remaining steady from 238 to howry -- mauerry aven
that will boost our economy. >> i have a masters in nursing. i still cannot practice in my profession because i'm undocumented. i wouldn't be taking any job, i would be providing a job that's in high demand. >> reporter: while republican senators helped create the framework for the latest immigration, some members of the gop are not happy with it. and what they are saying, when i see you next. >>> here in the bay area, some are excited about true immigration reform. in the canal district many immigrants say they hope it leads to a path to citizenship. many here say allowing people to legalize their status is better for everyone. >> little by little, everyone benefits. they will benefit, the country will benefit. >> in california, illegal immigrants make up almost 7% of the population. supporters of immigration reform in california are holding public viewings of president obama's speech. here in the bay area there will be public viewing at our lady of guadalupe church at 2020 east san antonio street. that begins at 11:55 a.m. >>> 7:17. in just two hours, the young woman accused in last month's d
. >>> stocks drifting lower after the government reported that the economy shrank unexpectedly in the fourth quarter. helping to offset that some encouraging earnings reports from companies including amazon and boeing. and the feds are expected to announce that it intend to keep short-term interest rates near zero. the dow is down just 3. the nasdaq is now up 4 and s&p down 1. >>> new research and motion announced it is changing its name to blackberry. here's new video from new york where the score showed off the blackberry z.-10 and the q.-10. blackberry says the new system allows users to easily move in between applications. the phones go on sale in the u.s. in mid-march. the company's trading name will be changed to bbry. >>> a judge says apple will not be getting any more money from the patent infringement lawsuit already decided by a jury. a federal judge rejected apple's request for an increase to the $1 billion samsung was already ordered to pay. the judge says the jury's decision was a reasonable settlement. the judge did not address samsung's request to reduce the award and a reques
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